A 3-year-old 16.2-kg sexually intact female Cocker Spaniel was presented to the referring veterinarian following a road traffic accident. On emergency assessment, the dog was distressed and tachycardic with extensive superficial wounds to the head and neck, frequent intermittent vocalization, and severe cervical hyperesthesia. The remainder of the physical examination findings were unremarkable. Point-of-care ultrasonography revealed no free fluid in the thorax or abdomen. Results of a minimum emergency clinicopathologic analysis were considered normal. The dog's condition was stabilized with IV fluid therapy and multimodal analgesia, including meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg, IV, q 24 h), acetaminophen (10 mg/kg, IV, q 12 h), methadone (0.5 mg/kg, IV, q 4 h), and a constant rate infusion of ketamine (3 μg/kg/min, IV).
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|Early online date||15 Oct 2021|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 15 Oct 2021|